Croxteth as a place to live

Known locally as ‘Crocky’ and being close to the neighboring districts of West Derby & Norris Green, the first tranche of housing in Croxteth was built to rehouse families from the Scotland Road area of the city that was subject to mass demolition during the construction of the second Mersey Tunnel. Within the past twenty years very large areas of Croxteth Park and a City Council playing field have been sold for housing development to create a huge housing estate. Nevertheless, there is still plenty of open space, notably;

  • Croxteth Park; Listed at Grade II. It also contains Mull Wood, which is part of the 85 hectares (210 acres) Croxteth Local Nature Reserve. In partnership with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, the reserve been doubled in size. This allows people to enjoy better access to the reserve areas and include new habitats within the reserve.
  • The National Wildflower Centre: Situated within Mull Wood, this seasonal eco-visitor attraction showcases our natural wildflower heritage to help inspire you to create new wildflower landscapes wherever you live.
  • Croxteth Hall is the former country estate and ancestral home of the Earls of Sefton. After the death of the 7th and last Earl in 1972 the estate passed to Liverpool City Council, which now manages the remainder of the estate and are now open to the public. The hall is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building. In March 2013, it was announced that a £400,000 programme would be undertaken to restore the damaged Queen Anne wing which was gutted by fire in 1952.

There is a frequent bus service to and from the city centre and surrounding areas.

Other places to live in Liverpool

Whilst this page focuses on Fazakerley, why not take a look at some of the other places to live in Liverpool.

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